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same day teeth-management of post-surgery pain/swelling

same day teeth-management of post-surgery pain/swelling

In a recent article (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 71:1490-1499,2013), a group of maxillofacial surgeons showed that the use of bupivacaine (a long lasting anesthetic) and steroids decreased the amount of pain and swelling after the removal of wisdom teeth. John Freeman MD, DDS, FACS has been using this type of medical management of post-operative pain and swelling for dental implant placement, dental bone grafting, and sinus lift bone grafting since he opened his practice in West Houston/Katy.

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